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[Following is an official OnlineBookClub.org review of "Hunted" by LaBrie James.]
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4 out of 4 stars
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Sometimes, I can’t fathom teenage love triangles. Let me break it down for you what happens in Hunted by LaBrie James. The story unfolds with very gory details. Juliet and Lennox are leaving a party in the middle of the night. Sadly, a man rapes the former before stabbing her to death and shooting the latter. Luckily for Lennox, she survives.

The details get interesting. Juliet and Jax have been dating when the latter suddenly breaks things off. Lennox has been Juliet’s best friend since childhood. Suddenly, Jax and Lennox develop feelings for each other. Then we have the Watson family, who heads the police department. Harlem Watson is the Chief of Police, and his son is to assume the role upon his retirement. Cory Watson is Harlem’s grandson who is forced into becoming a cop, despite his passion for law. Now, Cory has had a crush on Lennox for the longest time. Mind you, Cory and Jax are best friends. With Juliet’s death, horrific details begin coming to light!

I loved it when conversations got personal along the way. Finn and Lennox have a generous age gap. Even so, I enjoyed their mature dialogue. From the word go, you could feel their connection and intimacy. I appreciated how the author brought out Cory. I think he deserved more credit than the rest. He was raised in a family without love, often reminded he had to be his best to become something he did not desire. Amid all those rogue emotions, he found time to remain a good friend and even console them when in distress.

Lennox’s father was someone with whom I resonated. While her mother was away for career purposes, he found time to be with his daughter, offer Lennox security, and even protect her from any malicious person. In addition, he continuously reminded her she was attractive, despite her unique appearance.

Besides rape and teenage love, the plot delves deeper into drugs, infidelity, and family dynamics. I did find several wrong tenses and other grammatical errors. Broadly, the work is professionally edited. Hunted occupied me until late in the night, anxiously wanting to discover what would happen to Lennox or whether another serial killer was on the loose.

By far and wide, saying this book was gripping would be an understatement. Hence, I rate it 4 out of 4 stars. I noted no aspect to dislike. I recommend it to people who enjoy character-driven novels with raw emotions.

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Post by Akinola John »

Stories like this appeal to human emotions. I will add this book to my bookshelf. Thanks for the great review.
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It's disheartening to read what happened to Juliet. I feel that her killer might be someone close to her, male or female. Again, I don't find Lennox getting into a relationship with her best friend's ex healthy. But, such is life, full of pretence and betrayals.
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I love the topics explored in this book. I appreciate well written reviews. This is because it gives me an idea of how to structure my reviews subsequently. Thanks teaching me what a good review is. And congratulations for having your review published.
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Post by peter-turo »

The gentlemen seem to crush on lennox. She must be beautiful. Romantics will love this. Great review.
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Post by Amy Luman »

I am very drawn to novels in the C/T/M/H genre, but I am not a fan of gore. I appreciate that you mention it in the first portion of your review. While I agree that Lennox and Jax should probably not be in a relationship, I know that high schoolers are not particularly concerned with that sort of thing.
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I love me a good book with a healthy dose of suspense. I think I'll check this out. Pretty good review 👍
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Post by joyjoy22 »

Your review is honest and interesting. I am particularly curious to know the identity of the person that murdered Juliet.
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The book would be desired by readers who like to sympathize with characters of everyday issues and problems. However, what I like most in fiction book is action. Or memoirs.
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Post by Benson247 »

I can relate to this book. It is just a reflection of the cruelty and wickedness in the society. Raping Juliet and then stabbing her to death is very inhuman.
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Thanks for the review. It ignited my interest in the book, I look forward to picking the book up to read.
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